Ahold, Zaandam, Netherlands, completed its 51% acquisition of Peapod, Chicago, after Peapod shareholders approved the $72.6 million offer at Peapod's annual meeting. Effective with the closing, four new members joined Peapod's board of directors: Han Willemse, managing director of Ahold's European Conference Center; Maarten Doorhout Mees, senior vice president of business development for Ahold; Marc Smith, chief operating officer of Stop & Shop, Ahold's Quincy, Mass.-based subsidiary; ...

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